the 235 race. she will be fighting for the medals in the 2.35pm race. a few medal prospects at these championships. thank you for your time. chris froome is now 27 seconds ahead in the tourde chris froome is now 27 seconds ahead in the tour de france. german sprinter, marcel kittle, never got that far, and early crash and a shoulder injury dimmed his hopes of winning the green jersey. the leading riders scaled the alps, but frome and the fourth place rider matched him. the italian champion
would lose half minute and second place with it. chris frome is good at downhill and uphill. but this convenient on the first stage. they went wheel to wheel for the yellow jersey, the french rider missed out, but frome is still the man to beat with four stages to go. now, lots of preseason friendlies to get you through including british teams. arsenal left it late to beat bayern munich. they trailed to a penalty but equalised in injury time. martinez was the hero saving two penalties. liverpool scored against
crystal palace in the asia trophy. in hong kong, the second liverpool goal, they are predicted to sign hull city left back andrew robinson. jay rodriguez got his first goal in a west brom shirt against leicester. in the last few minutes, chelsea have agreed a deal to sign a striker from real madrid. he'd been linked with manchester united before they signed the car striker lu ka ku. that's
striker lukaku. that's all your sports news for now but we will be back later. thank you. now let's ta ke back later. thank you. now let's take you back to one of our main stories today, the news that some of the bbc‘s highest—paid actors and newsreaders have had their salaries published. it's a first—time salaries have been made public. fifth on the list isjohn humphrys who earns more than £600,000, and speaking on this show he said it's ha rd to speaking on this show he said it's hard to justify. speaking on this show he said it's hard tojustify. i've no idea if i'm worth the money. you would have too ask the bbc that. 0perating here is ask the bbc that. 0perating here is
a different issue. what do i do that justifies that money? compare to a doctor saving a child's life, or a fireman who rushes into grenfell tower, but then compare that with that sort of thing, i am not worth tuppence halfpenny, however we operate in a marketplace. ifeel i throw useful service. but we do operate in this marketplace, but it's difficult for the bbc, because society sets these rules. if they are such rules as to how much any group or individual are worth. it's awfully difficult for the person involved to see whether i am worth it. that was john humphrys on the
today programme. 0ne it. that was john humphrys on the today programme. one of the controversies is that two thirds of the top earners are male. let's talk about that apparent gender inequality with the leader of the women's equality party and former journalist, sophie walker. what do you think of this list? do you think it shows gender inequality and if so, what should be done about it? it shows gender inequality and if so, what should be done about mm clearly shows gender inequality. the average male stars are paid for times as much as the top female stars. also there are discrepancies with ethnic minority payment. i think what this report does is lower pa rt think what this report does is lower part of the argument that women can be just as good if they try harder. they are constantly held back by
ideas of what talent is. that old arguments, wejust ideas of what talent is. that old arguments, we just want the best person for thejob. it's arguments, we just want the best person for the job. it's always going to be a white man as long as it is white men making those decisions. i think the bbc has done a good thing. a transparency shows you the scale of the problem. but if you're going to philly tackle that 20% pay gap, which is a problem, because it's a 20% productivity gap across the country as a whole, then it there is a lot more to do. tony hall says he recognises that the bbc believes this to be a problem and has said they will deal with this by 2020. is it possible and will he be held to account? i have noticed a lot of other media organisations who have been gloating at the bbc have not published their own salaries.
what about rivals and competitors?” don't know of one single news organisation where women are looking at each other and saying am i being paid equally here? it set the cat among the pigeons. i have heard of women asking —— i have not heard women asking —— i have not heard women asking —— i have not heard women asking yet. we need an equal education system who sees people as individuals and not gender stereotypes. and also childcare. affordable childcare is a major barrierfor affordable childcare is a major barrier for women affordable childcare is a major barrierfor women having equal access to the workplace. thank you for coming in, sophie walker, leader of the women's equality party. let's
have a look at the weather now. many parts of the country have seen thunderstorms but the focus that torrential rain has slipped further north. siliceous downpours during the last half of the afternoon. the showers and storms drifting eastwards through the night. most of the thunder will tend to fade away. turning cooler and fresher by the end of the night. assign a thing to come “— end of the night. assign a thing to come —— a sign of things to come. but brightening and cooler and fresher air returning from the atlantic. rain in the atlantic. particularly out west, belfast,
staying cool. further spells of rain at the weekend at times. this is bbc news. the headlines at 7: the government brings forward plans to raise the retirement age to 68 — it means anyone currently aged between 39 and 47 will have to work a year longer. we have to face up the fact that if we live longer we can't expect the state pension age to be static, otherwise the costs just build up and build up. i wouldn't want to work full
time until i was 68 regardless and the thought of being forced to, some people will not be in the luxurious position of having enough cash saved. the salaries of the bbc‘s top—earning stars are revealed — just a third of those earning over £150,000 are women.